With news of Dominick's departure from Glen Ellyn, local residents sounded off on Facebook and Patch last week on what they thought should replace Dominick's. Many suggested replacing it with a different type of grocery store, such as a Whole Foods, Angelo Caputo's Fresh Market, Meijer, Fresh Market or Costco.
A number of other commenters suggested a Target store fill the location while others thought a library, roller rink or a Medieval Times would be a good fit.
Around the Chicago area, competitor Jewel-Osco has already purchased four of the Dominick's stores: two in Chicago, one in Homer Glen and one in Glenview, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Cincinnati-based Kroger Inc. is interested in at least 15 Dominick's locations for its Food 4 Less stores, Crain's reports.
Milwaukee-based Roundy's (owner of Chicago's Mariano's grocery stores) also has expressed interest in purchasing several Dominick's. Roundy's CEO Bob Mariano's roots are with Dominick's, having worked in every area of the company before becoming Dominick's president and CEO.
Competition from newer grocery stores popping up has created this market-share problem for Dominick's and other traditional grocery retailers, according to the Tribune article.